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Venus, Cupid and Silenus
  • Abraham Bloemaert
    1566–1651
    born: Gorinchem, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Utrecht, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; active: (present-day Nether
  • Venus, Cupid and Silenus, late 1500s–early 1600s
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • ink, wash on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15.1 x 19.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 5 15/16 x 7 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hampton Shirer
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0022
Description
Literature

Female figure (identified as Venus) reclines in a diagonal postition with head left, supported by putti. A winged figure (identified as Cupid) behind her torso is supporting an open stemmed cup. A male figure is leaning on a shield to the right. In the left background are clouds and foliage. In front center lies quiver and arrow.